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What supplements do you take and do you feel the benefit?

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posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 01:45 AM
I've just started taking a number of supplements daily. Obviously it's too early to know if they work or what they do, but does anyone take supplements and what have you noticed the effects to be. I'm currently taking root ginger extract 4g a day a full spectrum multi vitamin 120 mg a day 22 mg of zinc and drinking lots of green tea. I've not really noticed much yet but will continue to take them. I'm hoping they heal my scar quicker, so I went with supplements good for the skin, which also have the ability to cross the blood brain barrier.

Just interested to know what others take or recommend. I have lots of turmeric, but it came with a warning not to take if you are are susceptible to bleeding which I have been in the past.

I have to say am enjoying the green teas, which are quite pricesy, because I'm getting them off tea which is a brand that specialises in ceremonial teas. But they taste amazing. In the past I've had trouble with just green tea as it doesn't sit well on my stomach.

posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 01:53 AM
Good to hear you are on board with them.

I take a daily handful. And I will be taking them forever. Imho, they do help that much.

Milk thisle
Etc etc

But dont take niacin. It helps very little and can hurt you in the end. Literally.

posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 02:02 AM
Co Codamol 30/500, Ibrubthan .

And I swear bye Steamed food so much more flavour and vitamin's.

And my favourite, Exercise, Its the most powerful stimulant there is.

Those happy clappy Horney hormones kick in just right.

Just finished night shift so feeling good.


posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 02:03 AM
a reply to: smirkley
I got cod liver oil too, but that just repeats on me which isn't pleasant I'll avoid the niacin

posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 02:05 AM
a reply to: foxhound2459 isn't cocodamol a pain killer?

posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 02:06 AM
I just eat properly and don't therefore feel the need to buy health supplements, many of which I think are a bit of a con. Many of the benefits cited by supplements are unproven and have no grounding in reality.

posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 02:08 AM
I think it was last year or so the powers that be said no to niacin. At least as a standalone supplement.

posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 02:12 AM
a reply to: woodwardjnr

Yep Woody it is and they are a great stimulant supplement taken in the right dosage of course.


posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 02:12 AM
I drink a pressed lemon juice and turmeric every morning,
I have been taking Rhodiola rosea (roseroot) and Plantain each day. These helped me easily quit smoking recently.
Just with these three, I also lost fat and gained more muscle mass without changing my work out schedule.
Plantain is supposed to have something that fills in the nicotine receptors, and Rhodiola helps speed up the metabolism.

I stopped taking multivitamins years ago because I just never saw any change or benefit happening!

I also chewed on Licorice roots when quitting smoking, and found the effects upon my throat and mucus membranes in general was very helpful- I got a cold during that time, and it would soothe all irritation and liquify mucus- worked better than any cough syrup!

I quit drinking coffee (seems it just ain't as good without a cigarette) and am keeping to tea or herbals.
I use many herbs depending upon the time of day and my current state. Ones I include often include Burdock root, oregano, thyme, vervain.

Today I am planning to go buy some Rooibos tea- I've read some good things about it.

posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 02:14 AM
a reply to: paraphi

As I get older I wish to combat things that I do not wish to address in the future.

My main focus is keeping my bad cholesterol at an absalute minimum. That alone gets more people in their later years.

But I fully agree with you. Eat good and exercise often. It is how I lost 60 unneeded pounds. And I feel great now.

But I do get a lackluster feeling when off the supplements for a few days. If it doesnt hurt me and makes me feel good, then I dont care what "studies" say.

But research each and everything you put in your body first.

posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 02:17 AM
Lets see...

There are very few supplements that I take for any length of time that actually "do" anything. A few I think are worth it:

Biokult (probiotic)

Ergonine (creatine supplement + 8 other 'daily driver' ingredients)

Astaxanthin (for joint pain, skin)

Chewable prenatal vitamin

ZMA (zinc magnesium for testosterone/GH support and sleep)

Krill/Fish/Sesame oil

Vitamin D (winter time)

Meh...I lift weights, so I take specific things that most people wouldn't need due to the stress I put on my muscles. Diet, SLEEP, water intake and diet are more important than any bottle of pills or powders you can buy.

posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 02:19 AM

originally posted by: foxhound2459
a reply to: woodwardjnr

Yep Woody it is and they are a great stimulant supplement taken in the right dosage of course.


Interesting, I just find painkillers block me up down below, so avoid if possible, I appreciate a daily bowel movement with not too much straining, (too much info sorry)

posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 02:21 AM

originally posted by: MystikMushroom
Diet, SLEEP, water intake and diet are more important than any bottle of pills or powders you can buy.

Amen to that! Even with all the stuff I use, it is only an addition to those most important things.
It is only recently that I am able to actually get enough sleep, and the effect upon my body is the most amazing thing of all.
Ladies, I even found my skin transformed by simply getting a lot of good quality sleep time!

posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 02:31 AM
a reply to: paraphi yeah I tend to agree that with the right diet you shouldn't need supplements. I guess I'm just trying to give my immune system all the help I can at the moment. I know I should probably eat more oily fish and fresh veg, my parents are quite old school, so we do eat quite healthy these days. Jamie Oliver's recent series has been good, where he has been visiting communities with residents who are much healthier than average. Lots of fresh fish olive oil and veggies and regular activity. All simple common sense things really. I don't drink or smoke, so at least I don't feel like I have to give anything up apart from sweet stuff. Having a sweet tooth running through the family has always been a problem.

posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 03:03 AM
a reply to: woodwardjnr

First and foremost it's important to get labs drawn. I found out I have a deficiency in b12 and vitamin d. So it's little surprise my daily super B complex and vitamin D supplements have demonstrable benefit.

Outside of that I react well to ginkgo biloba in that it has noticeable effect on cognition.

Sometimes enjoy Huperzine A with low amounts of Vinpocetine for the same purpose. These are often found in 'brain supplements' and similarly worded products.

I want to explore nootropics more. Specifically the 'racetam family. Piracetam, Aniracetam, Oxiracetam, et cetera.

posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 03:07 AM

originally posted by: Lucid Lunacy

Outside of that I react well to ginkgo biloba in that it has noticeable effect on cognition.

That one is such a staple for me I forgot to mention it.
I use it daily (have it in capsule form plus dried leaves I put in my teas) because I found it is fantastic for circulatory problems- in the hands and feet.

posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 03:13 AM
I was taking a few regularly for about 6 months or so.

L. Carnatine
Omega Fish oil capsules
Multi vitamin with iron

But I also was eating very healthy, salads, stir frys - eating clean, plus going to the gym everyday.
I no longer take the supplements mainly due to the cost but I'm not sure I've noticed a difference but then whether it's mostly placebo or they work, if you feel better that's all that matters.

Didn't Sheldon say that they were just the ingredients for expensive pee in an episode of TBBT?

posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 03:14 AM
My psychiatrist prescribed me Zinc in order to get rid of the extra copper in my body that causes anxiety and it is working really well. He also prescribed me Vitamin E and Vitamin B3? as well as Vitamin C and Same. The vitamins are working really well. Fish oil helps the brain recover from trauma.

posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 03:17 AM
I take apple cider vinegar first thing every morning, one teaspoon in a glass of water. It helps a lot with bowel movement, clearing my recent mysterious allergies and generally with waking up the liver. It also helps with many other things, like menstrual pains and weight control and if I miss it more than one day I definitely feel it.

I also take milk thistle and vit C ( natural extracts) more or less regularly because I smoke and drink tons of black coffee so I need to replace the vitamins and minerals that the coffee destroy. Seasonally I take ginseng and some algae (chlorela and spirulina) they are absorbed best in the body and contain everything I need.

Oregano oil is something never missing in my house, whenever a flu is trying to making the rounds is the best preventive supplement for everyone in the family. I even treated my dog eye infection with it. Baths with lots of Epsom salt occasionally, for the magnesium, plantain and tumeric tea whenever my throat is sore or just dried up from smoking.

Also occasionally (not frequent enough) I go to wet sauna cause I have a cheap deal; it's a blessing for the tired body, and fees like I'm 10 years younger. I walk a lot daily, because I like it a lot and sometimes play tennis; I also swim when I get to go to the beach, since I live 15 min away from it. No other physical exercises, to my great shame

I eat only poultry and fish, and as much as possible fresh; no heavy meats, no alcohol, lots of fresh salads. Minimum bread or pastas. When eating out I prefer chinese meals not mcdonalds
I don't force myself to this diet, it just fits my taste.
But then to compensate I eat tons of sweets LOL

I agree that a healthy diet is best, but my life style is a bit chaotic so I try to complete my lazy diet with supplements.
As for today (44 y/o) I am overall healthy and didn't visit a doctor in years, never take any medicine except the occasional advil for late night headaches with the computer. No cholesterol, blood pressure or other nasty businesses like that.
Hope to stay this way for a long time to come.
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posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 03:31 AM
a reply to: woodwardjnr

Nascent iodine is the best thing ever. 2-3 drops / day. The difference is incredible. I have taken a lot of things iver the years due to health issues and this is the only one that you can physically tell the difference within a few hours of taking it. Now, it may not make as much of a difference for everyone, but it has helped me with energy level, brain focus, stamina and it even seems to help me build muscle a little better when i work out. This may be due to my individual biological medical issues, but i do highly recommend it. And ive tried both a good nascent iodine and a regular old school iodine. Pay for the nascent, its a lot lot better.

I also take zinc and d3 for immune health. Zinc has a secondary effect of increased male vitality,

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